Barbara Roden

John Kidder and Elizabeth May in the Parliamentary Library in Ottawa, the day after their engagement in early November. Photo: Julia Kidder.

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May engaged to B.C. Interior man

John Kidder of Ashcroft was one of the co-founders of the Green Party of B.C.

John Kidder and Elizabeth May in the Parliamentary Library in Ottawa, the day after their engagement in early November. Photo: Julia Kidder.
Black Press Media newsrooms win big at Webster Awards

Black Press Media newsrooms win big at Webster Awards

Special ‘Fire Fight’ supplement wins award for Community Reporting

Black Press Media newsrooms win big at Webster Awards
The search for 57-year-old Valerie Morris of Sechelt, pictured, has become a recovery mission.

Search for mudslide victim becomes recovery mission

Valerie Morris was swept away by a mudslide on Highway 99 near Cache Creek on August 11.

The search for 57-year-old Valerie Morris of Sechelt, pictured, has become a recovery mission.
This 1965 painting of Ashcroft by E.J. Hughes recently sold at auction for more than $200,000. Photo: Heffel Fine Art.

Big bucks for painting of small B.C. town

A 1965 painting of Ashcroft by E. J. Hughes exceeded its pre-auction estimate at a recent sale.

This 1965 painting of Ashcroft by E.J. Hughes recently sold at auction for more than $200,000. Photo: Heffel Fine Art.
RCMP have stated that a search is ongoing for 57-year-old Valerie Morris (pictured) after the car in which she was a passenger was sweapt away by a mudslide on Highway 99 near Cache Creek on August 11. Photo: RCMP.

Woman missing after car swept away by mudslide near Cache Creek

A search is now underway for Valerie Morris, who has been missing since the afternoon of August 11.

RCMP have stated that a search is ongoing for 57-year-old Valerie Morris (pictured) after the car in which she was a passenger was sweapt away by a mudslide on Highway 99 near Cache Creek on August 11. Photo: RCMP.
One of the mudslides seen earlier in the month on Highway 97. Drive BC photo.

Highway 99 still closed both directions west of Highway 97 junction

Mudslides have once again hampered traffic in the region following heavy rains.

One of the mudslides seen earlier in the month on Highway 97. Drive BC photo.
One of three cottages on the estate. Photo: Knight Frank.

The English house that literally put a B.C. town on the map is for sale

Ashcroft House, the home of early settlers Henry and Clement Cornwall, has a hefty price tag.

One of three cottages on the estate. Photo: Knight Frank.
BC Wildfire Service                                A fire is currently burning near Highway 1 north of Spences Bridge.

Update: Spences Bridge wildfire holding at 83 hectares

Highway 1 has reopened to single-lane, alternating traffic.

BC Wildfire Service                                A fire is currently burning near Highway 1 north of Spences Bridge.
Floodwater from Cache Creek near the fire hall on the evening of April 27. This is the third time in four years the village has seen devastating flooding. Photo: Wendy Coomber.

Cache Creek braces for 3rd major flood in 4 years to hit village

Water has already breached culverts in the village and flooded several properties and roads.

Floodwater from Cache Creek near the fire hall on the evening of April 27. This is the third time in four years the village has seen devastating flooding. Photo: Wendy Coomber.
Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season

Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season

Other concerns are fencing restoration and repair, and a lack of feed for cattle.

Cattlemen urge B.C. to prevent erosion caused during 2017 wildfire season
Interior businesses took $31 million economic hit from wildfires: report

Interior businesses took $31 million economic hit from wildfires: report

Many businesses unaware of, or not accessing, available aid programs

Interior businesses took $31 million economic hit from wildfires: report
What was left of the triplex on the Ashcroft Reserve. Angie Thorne recalls the day of the fire, and the confusion as community members could not get in touch with others. Photo: Barbara Roden.

Ashcroft Reserve resident who lost home says she lives the fire every day

Seven months after the Elephant Hill wildfire, Angie Thorne wonders what moving forward looks like.

What was left of the triplex on the Ashcroft Reserve. Angie Thorne recalls the day of the fire, and the confusion as community members could not get in touch with others. Photo: Barbara Roden.
Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department captain Jonah Anstett with Judy Draney, accepting a quilt on behalf of the fire department. Photo: Kris Hardy.

Quite a few tears as homemade quilts distributed to residents of Ashcroft Reserve, Boston Flats affected by last summer’s fire

Quilters in B.C. and Alberta worked through the summer and fall to create more than 100 quilts.

Ashcroft Volunteer Fire Department captain Jonah Anstett with Judy Draney, accepting a quilt on behalf of the fire department. Photo: Kris Hardy.
B.C. Indigenous teen model to walk in major Australian fashion show

B.C. Indigenous teen model to walk in major Australian fashion show

Jada Raphael of the Cook’s Ferry Band will represent the Nlakapamux and Secwepemc Nations

B.C. Indigenous teen model to walk in major Australian fashion show
With the help of Interior Savings Credit Union, Khiara Archibald (centre) raised $6,000 for the Ashcroft and Cache Creek fire departments. Khiara is pictured (from left) with Ashcroft fire chief Josh White; Ashcroft Interior Savings Credit Union accounts manager Kellie Niessen and branch manager Karma Kubbernus; and Cache Creek fire captain Bill Elliott. Photo: Barbara Roden.

A ‘pretty determined girl’ helps raise $6,000 for wildfire-ravaged interior B.C. fire departments

Khiara Archibald sold lemonade and homemade jewellery to raise funds for local firefighters.

With the help of Interior Savings Credit Union, Khiara Archibald (centre) raised $6,000 for the Ashcroft and Cache Creek fire departments. Khiara is pictured (from left) with Ashcroft fire chief Josh White; Ashcroft Interior Savings Credit Union accounts manager Kellie Niessen and branch manager Karma Kubbernus; and Cache Creek fire captain Bill Elliott. Photo: Barbara Roden.
Vancouver Island woman draws portrait of B.C. fire chief who was swept away by floods

Vancouver Island woman draws portrait of B.C. fire chief who was swept away by floods

‘I felt their loss, and wanted to reach out to them’ says Harpaul Nandhra.

Vancouver Island woman draws portrait of B.C. fire chief who was swept away by floods
Jenny Lynn Larocque was last seen on September 27 in Williams Lake, but her dog and vehicle were found near Ashcroft earlier this week. Photo: Prince George RCMP.

Search ramps up for B.C. woman after dog, car found near Ashcroft

Jenny Lynn Larocque’s vehicle and dog were found in Venables Valley, but there is no sign of her

Jenny Lynn Larocque was last seen on September 27 in Williams Lake, but her dog and vehicle were found near Ashcroft earlier this week. Photo: Prince George RCMP.
B.C. pond hockey game receives Canada-wide exposure

B.C. pond hockey game receives Canada-wide exposure

A picture of a pond hockey game in Lytton has been included in a Canadian Museum of History booklet

B.C. pond hockey game receives Canada-wide exposure
Wildfires destroy 234 structures in Thompson-Nicola region: officials

Wildfires destroy 234 structures in Thompson-Nicola region: officials

Boston Flats, Loon Lake, and Pressy Lake were hardest hit, with 175 structures destroyed.

Wildfires destroy 234 structures in Thompson-Nicola region: officials
How to cope with stress after the B.C. wildfires

How to cope with stress after the B.C. wildfires

One expert says stress will vary from person to person, but there are ways of dealing with it

How to cope with stress after the B.C. wildfires